Two cash-in-transit vans bombed in Boksburg heist

17 May 2018 - 10:58 By Penwell Dlamini
The messy crime scene on Atlas Road in Boksburg.
The messy crime scene on Atlas Road in Boksburg.
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Five people have been arrested in connection with a cash-in-transit heist which happened in Boksburg‚ Ekurhuleni on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo told TimesLIVE at the scene on Atlas Road that the police’s speedy response to the heist resulted in the quick arrest.

“It is alleged that more than 10 suspects who were driving in four vehicles approached two G4S security vans‚" said Masondo.

"They started shooting at the vans. Then there was a shoot-out between the security officers and the suspects. The suspects managed to blow up the cash vans and take some cash.

“We then got information and reacted. We managed to chase the suspects until at the George Goch hostel... we managed to arrest these five suspects and recover a car that we suspect was used during the robbery. We also recovered the rifle.

“As I’m talking to you‚ the operation is still underway because we believe that some of the suspects are still hiding at the hostel and we hope that we will manage to arrest all of them.”

Two security guards were injured. One was shot in the leg and the other had minor injuries to the head during the shoot-out. The two injured guards were taken to hospital.

Two cash-in-transit vehicles were bombed during a heist in Boksburg‚ Ekurhuleni‚ on May 17 2018. The suspects were allegedly travelling in at least three cars. According to reports they have been nabbed.

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